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Building Digital Archives

Description: This presentation is about the steps followed in the development of the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Digital Library infrastructure, the lessons learned along the way, and the opportunities that are available today.
Date: June 6, 2008
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Digitization of Government Information

Description: Report submitted by an American Libraries Association (ALA) Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) ad hoc committee charged to "create a report advising GODORT on the best practices and procedures in the digital library field and advise GODORT on the most effective organizational structure for support of the government information community in pursuing digital library initiatives" (p. 2).
Date: June 14, 2002
Creator: American Library Association. Government Documents Round Table. Ad Hoc Committee on Digitization Of Government Information.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The UNTL Metadata Guidelines: [Version-2, 2006]

Description: Report on the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries metadata guidelines. This report discusses describing digital objects in a consistent way that ensures long-term preservation and that provides for optimum searching, discovery and retrieval of information by users of our heterogeneous digital collections.
Date: 2006
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Belden, Dreanna; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Phillips, Mark Edward & Reis, Nancy
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Needs Assessment Survey Report

Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. The Web-at-Risk project is one of eight digital preservation projects funded in 2004 by the Library of Congress. The project is a 3-year collaborative effort of the California Digital Library (CDL), the University of North Texas (UNT), and New York University (NYU). The project will develop a Web Archiving Service that enables curators to build collections of web-published materials. The content of the collections for this project will be largely … more
Date: January 5, 2006
Creator: Hsieh, Inga K. & Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Needs Assessment Survey Report: Abbreviated Version

Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. The Needs Assessment Toolkit created for the Web-at-Risk project describes the project's needs assessment activities and includes data collection tools, which are designated to identify the needs and requirements of curators, web-content producers, and end users with regard to the Web Archive Service. Additionally, information gathered by some of the data collection tools will help to identify curators' requirements for the web crawler and its cra… more
Date: January 5, 2006
Creator: Hsieh, Inga K. & Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Focus Group Report: University of North Texas - Denton - August 2005

Description: This report discusses a focus group that was part of the Web-at-Risk project. The report includes the following three sections: (a) the methodology used to conduct the focus groups and analyze the data, (b) the detailed results of the analysis organized into phases of the collection development process, and (c) a discussion of the key findings.
Date: February 14, 2006
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R. & Hsieh, Inga K.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Digitizing Historical Publications: Enhancing the Official Electronic Collection of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

Description: This report discusses a project for digitizing historical publications and making them available online. The authors' goal will be to develop a process that balances level of access with the cost of digitizing and making the data available on the Internet.
Date: April 1999
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Depository Library Community and Collaborative Participation in E-Government: AskUS (FDLP Librarians) and We Will Answer!

Description: This book chapter examines the federal Executive Branch and Congressional vision of e-government and the role of the Government Printing Office's (GPO) Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) to demonstrate how the FDLP can effectively participate in existing e-government initiatives. The continuation of the Federal Depository Library Program's historic information dissemination, access, and preservation roles are now dependent upon multi-agency e-government collaboration. The collections and… more
Date: 2006
Creator: Kelly, Melody Specht & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Interim Performance Report, July 2008

Description: This report is the first interim performance report for the project titled: Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework. The reporting period is December 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. The report includes three sections: Interim Goals and Accomplishments, Significant Findings and Accomplishments, and Project Achievements and Lessons Learned.
Date: July 2008
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Needs Assessment Toolkit: Guidelines and Data Collection Tools

Description: This report is part of the Web-at-Risk project. The Web-at-Risk project is one of eight digital preservation projects funded in 2004 by the Library of Congress. Each of the projects represents a collaborative effort to preserve for future generations born-digital or digitized cultural heritage materials and collections. The Web-at-Risk project is a 3-year collaborative effort of the California Digital Library, the University of North Texas (UNT), and New York University. The project will deve… more
Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Interim Performance Report, December 2008

Description: This report is the second interim performance report for the project titled: Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework. The reporting period is July 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008. The report includes three sections: Interim Goals and Accomplishments, Significant Findings and Accomplishments, and Project Achievements and Lessons Learned.
Date: December 2008
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Interim Performance Report, July 2009

Description: This report is the third interim performance report for the project titled: Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework. The reporting period is January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009. The report includes three sections: Goals and Accomplishments, Significant Findings and Accomplishments, and Project Achievements and Lessons Learned.
Date: June 2009
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Optimizing the User Experience in a Rapid Development Framework: Final Project Report, February 2010

Description: This report discusses a research project conducted by the UNT Libraries. The UNT Libraries received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a two-year study to redesign the interface to The Portal to Texas History, a digital library program at the UNT Libraries. This report opens with background information for the project, describes the project's methods and working model, guides the reader through the project's three phases and associated feedback fro… more
Date: February 2010
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Open Access: A New Paradigm for Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Access

Description: The notion of open access to scholarly information is not new. In recent years, however, it has taken on prominence within the broader context of scholarly work, communication, and publishing. This brief paper intends to highlight and clarify key aspects of open access to assist UNTs initial discussions of the utility of open access for UNT researchers and scholars.
Date: April 28, 2009
Creator: Moen, William E. & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Partner: UNT College of Information

At Risk: Capturing and Preserving Web Resources

Description: This presentation discusses the Web-at-Risk project and the issues related to capturing and preserving web resources. It introduces collection development issues, organization and metadata issues, and the findings that support the needs for a web archiving service.
Date: June 12, 2006
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Murray, Kathleen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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UNT Libraries Budget Increase Analysis 2013: A proposal to increase the budget of the University of North Texas Libraries to meet the needs of the campus

Description: Report put together at the invitation of the University of North Texas (UNT) President at the 2013 budget hearings. This report was prepared to inform a budget increase decision for the UNT Libraries.
Date: May 2013
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Paz, Susan
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Issues of Compliance and Interoperability in Integrating Heterogeneous Digital Resources: Lessons from the Texas History Portal

Description: Paper for the 2005 IS&T Archiving Conference. This article discusses the issues of compliance and interoperability in integrating heterogeneous digital resources and lessons from the Texas History Portal.
Date: April 2005
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries
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UNT Libraries Strategic Plan 2011-2015: A Plan to Advance the Strategic Research Value of the University of North Texas Libraries

Description: This report discusses the five-year strategic plan for the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries to reach its goal of becoming a top tier research library by 2015. It includes an analysis of the status of the UNT Libraries in relation to the university campus strategic plan and to peer institutions. In addition, it provides an outline of the specific goals and targets adopted to reach top tier status, organized into five categories: Creative Partnerships, Innovative Services, Scholarly Ou… more
Date: October 2011
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Belden, Dreanna; Brannon, Sian; Jackson, Scott; Parks, Sue et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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UNT Libraries Strategic Plan 2015-2018: A Plan to Continue Advancing the Research Value of the University of North Texas Libraries

Description: This document summarizes key strategic priorities for the UNT Libraries in the 2015 - 2018 period, and will inform planning activities during this time. This document lays out the primary directions that the UNT Libraries will undertake during four years. It builds on previous work and accomplishments, and serves as a transition guide for moving beyond the 2011-2015 strategic plan.
Date: 2015
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Belden, Dreanna; Brannon, Sian; Jackson, Scott; Parks, Sue et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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UNT Libraries Strategic Plan Priorities FY 2014-2017: Key prospective Goal Areas for the UNT Libraries

Description: This report summarizes key strategic priorities for the UNT Libraries in the FY 2014-2017 period, and will inform planning activities during this time. This document should be read in close conjunction with other associated strategic planning documents of the UNT Libraries, including the following: 2014 Strategic Plan Alignment Map of UNT Libraries and Academic Affairs, UNT Libraries Strategic Plan 2011-2015, and UNT Press Strategic Plan 2014-2019. This document lays out the primary directions … more
Date: September 2014
Creator: Halbert, Martin & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Partner: UNT Libraries
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